The storm before the bull run
Saturday 07 July 2012
Revellers being sprayed with water after the Chupinazo, the official opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, yesterday.
The festival kicks off with a messy party in Pamplona's town square, followed over the next eight days by the running of the bulls.
It is a symbol of Spanish culture – despite heavy condemnation from animal-rights groups – and attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs.
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